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David E Austin

Real estate Attorney at Honolulu, HI

5.0   6 reviews
  • State Years
    Texas - TX 7 years
    Hawaii - HI 15 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 17 years
    Maryland - MD 17 years
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2016
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State HI
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2007
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2006
    Inactive - Retired No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    I help with the acquisition, sale, leasing, financing, and management of income producing real estate assets, as well as basic real estate conveyancing and advice regarding the purchase of single family homes and condominiums.

  2. Estate planning
    Estate planning, including the creation of wills and trusts

  3. Limited liability company (LLC)
    Creation of LLCs

  4. Business

  5. Commercial real estate

  6. Corporate and incorporation

  7. Residential real estate

I represent clients from just down the street, to the mainland United States and Asia, and are involved in real estate projects and businesses as diverse as their geographies.  I take a collaborative approach and see great value in working closely with their other advisors, like accountants and financial planners, to provide an integrated overall strategy. 


David E. Austin, Attorney At Law, Lllc
1620 Ala Moana Boulveard
Suite 510
Honolulu, HI, 96815

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  6 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | October 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Happy dentist
David was super awesome to work with from negotiating my commercial lease space to helping me with acquiring a dental practice from a retiring dentist.
Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Truly has your best interest in mind
David truly and sincerely has your best interest in mind. He was highly recommended by several friends and I had initially sought David's help with regards to a business acquisition. Without his guidance, I would have made the biggest business venture mistake in my life. He really does look out for you and I am forever grateful to him. I no longer live on Hawaii and still call him when I need his legal advice. He is a gem and he is the right person for your team!
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Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Professional and caring
David was extremely caring and accommodating when meeting with an estate planning client. He went out of his way to meet the individual at his home as the individual was unable to travel. He is knowledgeable about the subject matter, and above all, cares about his clients. I would highly recommend David again.
Posted by Malia | October 3, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
I am impressed.
David is wonderful to work with, he is responsive, smart, and practical. He gives great advice, looking at the whole picture, including the costs to the clients. I highly recommend David.
Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
David E. Austin
David assisted in a corporate matter for a small business. He was clear and concise in communication, and offered prompt responses to any questions I had. He offered great insight into aspects of this matter which helped in my decisions. I highly recommend him!
Posted by Romi | October 1, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Commercial Lease
David E Austin was the attorney responsible for the helping us secure a new commercial space for Honolulu Classical Ballet when we needed to relocate. His expertise in commercial real estate contracts (locally and overseas) was initially why we decided to have him represent us on this important lease. His customer service and communication skills are top-notch. He is warm, articulate, responsive, detailed, and thorough in his work. David is passionate about helping his clients, advocating for them with an ethical approach, and their best interests in mind. I would highly recommend David E Austin to anyone in search of outstanding, ethical representation.
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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Director Of Operations
  • Yacht Harbor Professionals
  • 2016 - Present
  • Owner
  • David E. Austin, Attorney at Law, LLLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Counsel and Senior Title Officer
  • First American Title
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Morihara Lau & Fong LLP
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Yamamoto and Settle
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Alston, Hunt, Floyd & Ing, Honolulu, Hi
  • 2008 - 2010
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  • Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 2009
  • University of Maryland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1998


  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Hawaii State Bar Association Limited Liability Company Manual
  • Chapters on Consolidations, Mergers, and Foreign LLCs
  • 2011
  • American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Real Estate Litigation Committee Newsletter
  • Recent Updates in Closing Protection Letter Case Law
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Weekend Conference
  • Commercial Real Estate Investing for Physicians
  • 2017
  • Weekend Conference
  • 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges
  • 2017
  • Various
  • Estate Planning Basics for Bankers
  • 2017
  • Shanghai Investor Summit, Shanghai, China
  • United States Commercial Real Estate
  • 2016
  • Hawaii State Bar Association Convention (Panelist - Conversions and Foreign LLCs)
  • Limited Liability Company Updates
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (4)
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Real estate Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As I mainly practice in litigation, I contact David whenever I have a questions about real estate law. Because of David's experience in both private practice and as in-house counsel for a national title and escrow company, he has a wide variety of knowledge concerning real estate law, as well as practical know-how relating to title insurance, recordation, and tax issues. David is also a very honest and ethical attorney and I have referred multiple clients to him. David is also licensed in multiple states and has a special expertise in the area of 1031 Exchanges."
Real estate Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"David is a smart, diligent, and ethical attorney who strives for great results for his clients. I recommend him wholeheartedly."
Estate planning
Corporate and incorporation
Criminal defense
Real estate

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Honolulu Real estate Lawyer David E Austin
David E Austin
Real estate Attorney
Honolulu, HI
Licensed for 17 years
Free Consultation